after being here for quite a time i see that people intend to use extra electronics in his/hers Ambilight setup.
my question is why,
don't get me wrong, each to his own.
I never understood why the Ambilight guys think they need a capacitor soldered between the +5volts line and GND on the strip.
the only thing a capacitor does in this typical setup is "buffering" and storing power when its needed, this capacitor used ( in microfarrad) is so tiny that it only works for milli seconds
that is if it even works at all. ( do you know its actually doing something at all, or you can do without?)
in my world/eyes and out of the engineeringfield, if you have a powerfull PSU that delivers a steady/clean rectified AC to DC then the use of extra capacitors isn't necessary
the good quality PSU is more then capable to be "powerdrained" without having a problem in rectifier circuit.
and then the resistor in the dataline before connected to the strip ( mostly 3 line strips)
the resistor in series is only meant to protect the first LED in the strip and only if the strip is powered from one side this has use.
for the rest of it it does absolutely nothing.
i am talking about this>>>
power from both sides ( the ledstrip) is the way to go in that setup,
less electronics is always better then a lot. Why use that capacitor is it really really necessary??
in my eyes, when u need to solder capacitors between the powerlines then something isn't already quite right from the start..
my only two cents. ( or prove me wrong, i might learn something)
note; i am not using them no capacitor/resistor